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Speech Sound Assessment That Supports Effective Intervention and Progress Monitoring (PD102737)

Presenter(s): Teresa L Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP
Course Description

When assessing and analyzing the speech sound mastery of preschool and early elementary-age children with highly unintelligible speech, it can be challenging to measure baseline and progress in an unbiased, meaningful manner. This session discusses how to start a child moving quickly toward intelligibility by using simple and effective assessment practices, while also easing the workload for periodic progress monitoring.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022/2023 online conference “Assessment, Eligibility, and Dismissal in Schools: Strategies, Tools, and Decision-Making.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Choose effective phonemic targets for highly unintelligible children from phonological assessment results
  • Write a long-term, measurable goal for speech intelligibility based on assessment 
  • Monitor a child’s progress toward intelligibility quickly and accurately

Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP, is a graduate of Ashland University and Case Western Reserve University. She has more than 40 years of experience working with children and adults with communication disorders as an SLP, speech pathology supervisor, and assistive technology consultant. She has experience in both the private sector and public education, and currently is sole proprietor of Clarity for Communication LLC, a speech-language pathology private practice. Teresa has served as ASHA SEAL from Ohio, and as President, SLP-at-Large, Conference Chair, and Governmental Affairs Coalition representative for the Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition (OSSPEAC). She has given numerous presentations at the regional and state level on assistive technology, language and literacy, and best practices in speech-language pathology, particularly in treatment of severe phonological disorders. She has previously presented with ASHA and the Assistive Technology Industry Association national conference.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Materials vendor at 
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of the board of the Ohio Schools Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by April 11, 2028.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: October 12–24, 2022, February 1-13, 2023
End date: April 11, 2028

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102737
Available Through: April 11, 2028